28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Greece

  • Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece Retreat Center, Papanastasiou 8, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Greece

This yoga teacher training attempts to put the yoga practice into a larger context, in which yoga students will receive an integrate knowledge and understanding of the ultimate goal of a yoga training which is to attain freedom and not miss it by concentrating only on the technique. Become a yoga teacher in a world-class training institute for yoga learners and adopt yoga as a profession. After the successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate provided by Yoga Alliance.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Yoga meditation and pranayama techniques
  • Anatomy, physiology, and philosophy classes
  • Manuals and books to support the theoretical part of the course
  • Alignment, chanting, and daily cleansing techniques
  • 3 daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 24 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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Retreat center

The newly-built retreat center offers residence on two levels. On the ground floor, you can find the living room where you can study yoga books. The main yoga hall is on this floor, with a fireplace on the side and a full view to the garden and the pool. During your free time, you can take a walk between the fruit trees, olive trees, and flowers of the 3000 square meter garden, go for a refreshing splash in the pool, or relax in the lounge garden.

All of the house’s bedrooms are decorated in a cozy minimal yogic style, with their own wardrobes and verandas all around with panoramic mountain. There are shared bathrooms, toilets, and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi. All rooms are air-conditioned and Wi-Fi is available.

Caravan

The caravan accommodation is a more Yogic way of living, in a spacious and fully equipped recreational vehicle with single separated beds, toilet, shower and a small kitchenette.The caravans are securely placed in the outdoor area of the Retreat Center.

The 200-hour teacher training course covers almost every style of yoga. The teachers that will guide you have a sound knowledge of yoga and will give their valuable time to explain the correct practice and theory of yoga. Once you successfully complete this course, you would feel an important transformative experience in your life. You will learn how to start teaching with confidence, helping others learn about yoga through your own unique experience and astuteness. Also, it is an opportunity to intensify your own practice. It is also a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony.

The more successful a yoga teacher is, the more knowledge his or her students experience in the principles of yoga. The teacher gives all the information he has on asana, pranayama, and meditation and also reveals the aim of yoga, lighting up the transformation of the body and awakening the student’s spirit. The teacher’s life, educational background, and consciousness stage is always an inspiration for his students.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up call
  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Cleansing
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 -10:00 Breakfast time
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Alignment class
  • 13:00 -14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00 -16:00 Free time
  • 16:00 -17:00 Anatomy, physiology, philosophy
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Tea time
  • 18:00 -19:30 Yoga class
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Chanting
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Dinner time
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - Bed time

Sundays are days off.

Philosophy

There are many books that analyse yoga positions and how to get into them properly, but the practice of yoga should preferably start with a qualified yoga teacher, since it is not recommended to teach yourself.

In the West, the focus is mostly on the postures of the body (asana) and practitioners hope to tone their body to the required shape. In this yoga teacher training course, you will follow the traditional Hatha yoga and keep on focus to the following point: ‘’Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self’’ as it is written in the Bhagavad Gita.

The experienced and certified yoga instructors during the teacher training course are giving by heart all the information, knowledge, and guidance to the students for exploring with a safe way their physical, mental, and emotional limits. The course is an intense one and through practice and theory is giving to the participants all the tools for confidence to share this knowledge with others.

Requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Hatha yoga teacher training 200-hour course are previous experience on yoga practice for two years. An open flexible mind, commitment to learning, and motivation to become a yoga teacher is also essential. A high level of will of power and self-discipline is required during the course as it is physically, mentally, and spiritually demanding but also highly rewarding. It is very important the participants to have physical and mental health.

Rules and regulations

  • Every student is requested to fulfill the registration formalities, and submit the required information and course fee before the start of the course.
  • The participants should be in good physical and mental health.
  • They should have previous experience in yoga practice and a testimonial from his/her yoga teacher.
  • Students should be over 18 years old.
  • Students over 50 years old, make sure that your health is good for attending the course.
  • The course will run in both English and Greek.
  • Students should be willing to follow the rules of yama (social rules) and niyama (personal code and conducts), prescribed by Maharishi Pantajali.
  • Every student must follow the dress code strictly as instructed.
  • Every student is requested to come to the class in yoga dress.
  • Every question which is asked by the students in the class must be related only to the course.
  • The female students are requested to inform when they have their monthly period, as it is better not to perform certain yoga poses during this time, such as shoulder stand, head stand, viparitakarani, and kapalbhati, uddiyanbandha, etc.
  • All students are instructed to come to the class at least five minutes before schedule timing.
  • All teacher training’s students are requested not to join any other educational or hobby programs during their course with Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete.
  • Every student is requested to strictly follow the diet & living rules as stated by Breath of Life Yoga Center Crete. This is for the wellness of the student.
  • Don’t eat spicy, non vegetarian food outside, as this is strictly not allowed during the time of the course in yoga center. Students need to have only sattvik food.
  • All students have to follow the discipline of Breath of Life Yoga Center. Any kind of misbehavior with other students or teacher will be firmly assumed as breaking the code of conduct of the institution.
  • The effectiveness of the course or progress of students is based on the physical and intellectual capability, as well as the living standard of students in which they been living and adopting. Hence, the students have to be fully devoted and obey all the rules and disciplines of the yogic path.
  • Any assistance needed by students will be given in any possible way.
  • No extra activities are allowed in the class. For personal discussion and topics not related to the yoga course the students will have free time out of the course hours.
  • If a student wants to leave the course taking the responsibility of his own choice and for any personal reason, Breath of Life is not obliged to return money back.
  • Breath of Life Yoga Center thanks you for your cooperation in following the above rules and regulations.

Topics covered

  • The program covers all Yoga Alliance requirements, but also includes an exceptional study of yoga techniques and practices.
  • Basic asanas theory and practice (50 modules)
  • Preparation exercises teaching of the pawanmuktasana sequence
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Basic anatomy theory
  • Methodology the art of safe teaching
  • Yogic psychology
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Chanting and the meaning of mantras
  • Yoga and self-knowledge
  • Practice of Karma yoga
  • Extra notes and explanations on truth and correct understanding in yoga
  • Maria Deligianni

    Maria was born in Athens, and she studied there psychology, theater, pedagogy, and dance. She studied the behavior, reaction, and expression of the human body and she guided seminars of body expression and relaxation, both in Athens and Crete. Maria was trained in Hatha yoga in Greece as well as abroad, in England and India, and she is a yoga trainer herself, recognized by Yoga Alliance International. She has been studying the world philosophy, discovering human evolution throughout time. Nowadays, she runs Breath of Life certified center in Heraklion, Crete.

  • Giorgos

    Giorgos was born in Athens in 1988. From an early age he discovered yoga and was initiated in yoga principles, techniques, and philosophy. After adulthood, he attended yoga classes at Satyananda center and self-knowledge seminars at Satyanandashram in Athens. He has been studying various techniques of modern dance and kinesiology of human body. He was trained in Vipassana meditation and other techniques of active and passive meditation. He teaches Vinyasa flow and anatomy in both Crete and various studios in Athens.

  • Natasa

    Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)

    Natasa was born in Heraklion Crete, Greece. She has studied glassblowing and fine art in Sweden and in England. She practices yoga since 2002, working on both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga systems. She has first and second grade in Reiki system. Since 2002, Natasa has participated in several self -development seminars and has been trained in energy healing as well as in therapeutic Thai massage. She has received teachers training in Ashtanga yoga and she is a certified teacher in Hatha Yoga. Natasa is studying the principles of ancient Indian philosophy and the therapeutic power of yoga.

  • George

    Yoga Alliance International (Hatha Yoga)

    George was born in 1987 in Heraklion Crete, Greece. He became familiar with yoga in 2010, when he started his yoga journey. Furthermore, he has attained several Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga seminars, although his practice is mainly based on the philosophy of Hatha yoga. In 2013, he successfully completed his yoga teacher’s training course, thus he became a certified member of the Yoga Alliance International and has been teaching since then. Moreover, he has been trained in therapeutic Thai massage techniques and has become acquainted with Acro yoga by taking courses while his stay in India.

The retreat center is located in a quiet and isolated spot on Karteros Beach, a seafront place near the airport and the city center of Heraklion. The beautiful local beach is sandy, facing the Aegean Sea; it is about three kilometers in length. The beach has the "blue flag", which means that it is clean and safe for swimming. Karteros Beach is also the beginning of two gorges that are easy to walk. Knossos, the capital of the Minoan civilization, is also near the retreat center.

Nearby places

  • Aegean Sea, 1 kilometer
  • Heraklion, 7 kilometers
  • Heraklion International Airport (HER), 5 kilometers
  • Knossos, 8 kilometers
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance
  • Wake-up calls

During your stay, you will have the chance to taste the fully vegetarian meals from the organic garden, cooked and served with love. People who love service with the Greek touch of hospitality will cook for you, combining the yogic healthy diet principles with the Cretan and Mediterranean nutrition.

  • Bicycling and hiking
  • Discover the Knossos Palace (the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture)
  • Horse riding (10-minute walk from the retreat center there is a ridding club)
  • See Crete’s aquarium (one of the largest and most modern aquariums in Europe)
  • Swimming in the Aegean Sea
  • Take part in music festivals
  • Visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily vegetarian sattvik meals
  • 27 nights’ comfortable accommodation
  • Alignment classes
  • Anatomy, physiology, and philosophy lectures
  • Cleansing and chanting sessions
  • Free filtered water
  • Teachings by experienced yoga instructors
  • Yoga Alliance certification on completion of the training
  • Yoga mats, belts and blocks, and netti pots for the cleansing process
  • Yoga meditation and pranayama techniques
  • Insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to and from Heraklion International Airport (HER) - 15 EUR

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (HER). From the airport it is 10 minutes by taxi to reach the yoga retreat.

Arrival by boat

You can reach to Heraklion port from Piraeus by night boat or from other Greek islands by ferries or boats.

Arrival by taxi

From Heraklion port or airport you can reach in retreat center in 10 minutes, taking a taxi. The charging is about 15 EUR.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 2 days before arrival.

Crete, Greece

Yoga Retreats Crete-Greece is a Hatha yoga and Pilates center that includes meditation techniques and self-realization seminars. The center also organizes meditation and Hatha yoga retreats.

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Monday May 28, 2018
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